American Studies

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

American Studies

A major in American Studies requires 36 credit points from senior units of study, including at least 6 credit points from core units of study at 2000 level and at least 6 credit points of core units at 3000 level.

Junior units of study

AMST1001
Global America
6   

Students intending to do a major in American Studies must complete AMST1001 and either HSTY1023 or HSTY1076
Semester 2
HSTY1023
Emerging Giant: The Making of America
6    N HSTY2634
Semester 1
HSTY1076
American History from Lincoln to Obama

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    N HSTY2035
Semester 1

Senior units of study

Core
AMST2601
American Foundations
6    P AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023)
Semester 1
AMST3601
American Perspectives
6    P 12 Senior Credit Points of AMST including AMST2601
Semester 2
Elective
AMST2606
Stand Up USA: American Comedy and Humour

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023)
Semester 2
USSC2601
US in the World
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
USSC2602
US Politics: Elections, Presidents, Laws
6    P 18 junior credit points
Intensive June
Semester 1
USSC2603
Americanism and Anti-Americanism
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2
USSC2604
Sex, Race and Rock in the USA
6    P 12 junior credit points from one of the following subject area; American Studies, Anthropology, Music, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, English, European Studies, Government and International Relations, History, International and Global Studies, Media and Communications, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Economy or Sociology
N HSTY2057
Semester 2
USSC2605
US Studies Internship
6    P At least one of USSC2601, USSC2602, USSC2603, USSC2604


US citizens cannot be placed in an US Consulate General internship.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
USSC3601
Public Opinion and Voting in the U.S.
6    P 12 senior credit points and USSC2602.
Semester 2
ARHT2614
Pollock to Psychedelia
6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
Semester 1
ARHT2657
Contemporary Hollywood

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) or ((AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
N ARHT2057
Semester 2
ENGL2603
Imagining America

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023))
N ENGL2003
Semester 2
ENGL2617
Postmodernism

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023)) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011)
N ENGL2017
Semester 1
ENGL2627
Screening Sexuality

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023)) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)
N ENGL2027
Semester 2
ENGL2660
Reading the Nation: American Literature
6    P ((12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
Semester 2
ENGL2664
Transpacific American Literature
6    P ((12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076) and (ENGL2617 or ENGL2660))
Semester 2
ENGL3609
Mapping American Literature

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (12 Senior credit points of American Studies including AMST2601)
Semester 1
ENGL3616
Reading Contemporary America
6    P (18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (ARHT2656 and 6 credit points from (ARHT2652 or ARHT2653 or ARHT2655 or ARHT2657 or ASNS3616 or ENGL2627 or ENGL2638 or ENGL3604 or FILM2601 or HSTY2608 or ICLS2637 or MUSC2663))
N ENGL2035 or ENGL2635
Semester 2
GOVT2445
American Politics and Foreign Policy
6    P (12 Junior credit points in Government and International Relations) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
N GOVT2405
Semester 2
GCST2605
Race and Representation
6    P 12 Junior credit points from (Gender and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)
Semester 2
GCST2607
Bodies, Sexualities, Identities
6    P 12 Junior credit points from (Gender and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)
N WMST2007
Semester 1
Winter Main
GCST2612
Youth and Youth Culture
6    P 12 Junior credit points from (Gender and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)
N WMST2012
Semester 1
Winter Main
GCST2630
Consumer Cultures
6    P 12 Junior credit points from (Gender and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)
N GCST3603
Semester 2
Summer Early
HSTY2656
A House Divided: The American Civil War

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies
N HSTY2056
Semester 1
HSTY2662
Atlantic World in the Age of Empire

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (12 Junior credit points of History or 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
N HSTY2062
Semester 2
HSTY2667
Politics and Cultures of US Imperialism

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History
N HSTY2067
Semester 1
Summer Main
HSTY2670
Black Manhattan
6    P (12 junior credit points of History or 12 junior credit points of Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
Semester 2
HSTY2671
Law and Order in Modern America

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
Semester 2
HSTY2687
Alliance Anxiety: Australia-USA-Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (12 junior credit points of History or 12 junior credit points of Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
Semester 1
HSTY2694
New Orleans: From Mardi Gras to Katrina

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and HSTY1023)
Semester 2
MUSC2654
Popular Music
6      Semester 2
MUSC2666
A Global Sound: African American Music
6    P 18 junior credit points.
N SSCP1002
Semester 2
PHIL3615
Contemporary Pragmatism
6    P 12 credit points in Philosophy
N PHIL3015
Semester 2

Honours

AMST4011
American Studies Honours A
12    P A credit average or better in 48 senior credit points of American Studies, including AMST2601
Semester 1
AMST4012
American Studies Honours B
12    P A credit average or better in 48 senior credit points of American Studies, including AMST2601
C AMST4011
Semester 1
AMST4013
American Studies Honours C
12    P A credit average or better in 48 senior credit points of American Studies, including AMST2601
C AMST4012
Semester 2
AMST4014
American Studies Honours D
12    P A credit average or better in 48 senior credit points of American Studies, including AMST2601
C AMST4013
Semester 1
Semester 2